My Weight Loss Plan Outlined!
Follow Along & Lose Weight With Me!
My Basic Eating Plan:
Unprocessed foods including fresh fruits & vegetables. Lean meats, poultry, dairy products and nuts & seeds.
I’m avoiding sugar (with the exception of whole fresh fruit) and all grains, lentils & beans.
Following this style of eating works really well for my body. Grains need to be processed in order for us to eat them, which strips the grain of fibre, vitamins & minerals. Avoiding grains helps me to follow a lower carb diet without too much restriction of whole foods. Grains also cause my gut to bloat with bouts of constipation & diarrhea.
How I’ll Burn Fat: Intuitive Eating
In order for our body to use up fat stores, we need to do two things:
- Reduce circulating insulin which allows fat to be released form fat cells and used as energy.
- Create a small energy/calorie deficit so our body needs to dip into stored fat as energy.
The way I’ll reduce calories and insulin is by eating only when my body needs fuel! This means I won’t be eating because the clock says so, or because I’m out with friends etc. If I’m hungry, I’ll eat, and if I’m not, I won’t. Very simple.
I don’t believe in counting or weighing food/macros because I believe it keeps us mentally obsessed with dieting and weight! My real goal is to be effortlessly slim for the long term. Which I already know is possable because I managed my weight for many years without dieting!
Tracking My Progress:
Weighing myself is very “diety”, but by weighing myself only once a week, it keeps me focused and motivated.
I’m not in a rush to lose weight because I believe our body needs time to adjust. In my experience, the faster we lose weight, the faster we gain it back. Therefore, as long as the scale is going down, I’m happy!
I’ll also track my progress by noting WHY I’m eating and WHEN I stop eating! Focusing on the reason I eat is my priority because emotional eating is the reason I’ve gain all this weight! I also need to be aware of when my body has had enough food. We only need food for fuel and nutrients…anything else is just for our pleasure 🙂
Long Term Weight Management:
My weight loss program will also be my long term management. I followed this style of eating for a very long time, up until the past couple of years! Eating this way works really well for my weight management. The best news is, once I’m back into a size 12, I won’t need to be so careful. I’ll be able to indulge in high carb foods every now and then without gaining weight back.
What’s your healthy eating plan? We can all help each other. Share your tips with us in the comments!